I would consider myself a novice when it comes to aquariums. Currently setting up a 20 gal community aquarium w/ over sized filtration (hotroded HOB) and planing to heavily plant and stock with 1 Platinum Angelfish, 8 Cardinals, 1 GBR and 4 Three Stripe Cories.
Sounds like some nice compatible fish! Hope you can make it to one of our meetings. This Saturday will be a meeting on propagating shrimp and next month (August) is our big swap meet which is a great way to get some additions for your tank! Or just meet a few of the local fish nuts!